For many reasons, Ross Guieb is determined that The Texas A&M University System’s George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) achieves its mission. An innovation hub like no other in the country, the BCDC promises to be good for the nation, the state and the university. But maybe most importantly for him, it promises to be good for his family.
Guieb, who recently retired as a colonel with the Army Futures Command to become executive director of the BCDC, has twin sons in the Corps of Cadets who will commission in two years. The work conducted at the complex on the RELLIS Campus—Texas A&M’s 2,000-acre integrated education, research and testing institution—will ensure that his sons and all other members of the military are safer and more effective as they perform their jobs of protecting the United States.
“I’ve got skin in the game,” Guieb said. “If we have to fight, I want it to be unfair—unfair on our side. The BCDC is all about gaining overmatch.” This means that Texas A&M has become one of the leading sites in the U.S. for researching, designing, testing and building the military of tomorrow.